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  1. Metro-East Marching Classic (September 7th)

    My predictions 1A 1. Murphysboro (One of the best programs in the Deep South, should win pretty comfortably) 2. Mater Dei (Traditionally solid program, curious to see their margin to Murphy) 3. Effingham (Should be the most competitive race, Nashville and SCW could make a run) 2A 1. Hillsboro (They've won several SS GC's over the past few years, Triad could make a run, however.) 2. Triad (Always a solid medium-sized program) 3. Highland/Mascoutah (Very evenly matched programs, I could see either placing 3rd) SS GC: Hillsboro 3A 1. Ft. Zumwalt North (BOA Super Regional Finalists, they should be comfortable winners) 2. Oakville (Very solid program, don't come to many IL competitions) 3. Granite City (Based on previous years, with the delayed start to their year dut to flooding rehearsals may have been canceled, could see the lower groups make a push if so) 4A 1. Belleville East (Top 10 program in the state, IMO. Don't know what their show is, but I'm expecting a solid performance from them.) 2. Lindbergh (Another good St. Louis group) 3. Francis Howell (Ditto. Maybe Edwardsville could make a run, but I doubt it.) Best In Show Percussion: Ft. Zumwalt South (Their drumline has been phenomenal over the past few years.) Overall GC: Ft. Zumwalt North
  2. Classic in O'Fallon. A 1:00 St. Charles West, MO 1:13 Breese Central 1:26 Murphysboro 1:39 Civic Memorial 1:52 Effingham 2:05 Nashville 2:18 Mater Dei 2A 2:40 St. Charles, MO 2:53 Hillsboro, MO 3:06 Mascoutah 3:19 Highland 3:32 Triad 3:45 O'Fallon (Exh.) 4:10 Awards 3A 6:30 Oakville, MO 6:43 Collinsville 6:56 Ft. Zumwalt South, MO 7:09 Francis Howell North, MO 7:22 Ft. Zumwalt North, MO 7:35 Granite City 4A 7:55 Francis Howell, MO 8:08 Francis Howell Central, MO 8:21 Lindbergh, MO 8:34 Edwardsville 8:47 Belleville East 9:00 O'Fallon (Exh.) 9:20 Awards.
  3. Competitions for 2019

    Here is the schedule for the Metro-East Marching Classic in O'Fallon. A 1:00 St. Charles West, MO 1:13 Breese Central 1:26 Murphysboro 1:39 Civic Memorial 1:52 Effingham 2:05 Nashville 2:18 Mater Dei 2A 2:40 St. Charles, MO 2:53 Hillsboro, MO 3:06 Mascoutah 3:19 Highland 3:32 Triad 3:45 O'Fallon (Exh.) 4:10 Awards 3A 6:30 Oakville, MO 6:43 Collinsville 6:56 Ft. Zumwalt South, MO 7:09 Francis Howell North, MO 7:22 Ft. Zumwalt North, MO 7:35 Granite City 4A 7:55 Francis Howell, MO 8:08 Francis Howell Central, MO 8:21 Lindbergh, MO 8:34 Edwardsville 8:47 Belleville East 9:00 O'Fallon (Exh.) 9:20 Awards.
  4. New Directors and Staffing Moves for 19-20

    Ryan Stack is out at Collinsville, he has been replaced by Nickolas Arnold. Most of their other staff remains the same
  5. Bands to watch in 2019

    For down South, I expect most trends to stay about the same. I think O'Fallon will drop a little bit (but still be very good) after losing a very good class of 2019. Granite City are choosing to go to BOA St. Louis for the 1st time , as are a number of smaller bands (Highland,Triad, Mascoutah). Belleville East will be pretty similarly competitive to where they have for the past few years. I'm looking for Belleville West to continue to grow, as well as Collinsville. They have a new assistant director, and while very young, they are considerably larger than they have been, and their show looks to be their best in several years, if it's potential can be realized. Alton is a group I don't know too much about, I will expect them to be at a similar level to last season.
  6. Show Titles and Music for 2019-20

    Collinsville- "One Step Closer" Nearer, My God, to Thee- Sarah Flower Adams Angels In The Architecture- Frank Ticheli Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin Original Music by Lewis Norfleet
  7. ISU Very Very Early Predictions

    I also do very much like the fact that they moved U of I and ISU to separate weekends again. Allows for some of the best programs to show their stuff at two high-caliber competitions.
  8. ISU Very Very Early Predictions

    O'Fallon isn't coming because of BOA St. Louis being the same weekend. I was mildly surprised when I saw that they weren't going to U of I. I personally think that Warren Township will be a bit lower than most people have them predicted. Prospect, Lockport, Hersey, Lake Park, and Morton all will most likely finish higher than them in my opinion. Then again, Gurnee is the opposite corner of the state from me (basically, anyway) and they have shown great growth over the past couple of years. And of course, as a previous poster said: "I'd love for most of this to be wrong, as changes are good for the competitiveness and education of Illinois."
  9. 2019 Competition Dates

    I can confirm that the Gateway Marching Classic will be happening in 2019. The 5th edition of the competition will be held on the 28th of September at Kahok Stadium.
  10. Prediction for University of Illinois Marching Band Championships

    1A Don't know a lot about any of these bands. I'll predict Watseka in 1st, Blue Ridge in 2nd, and Tri-Valley in 3rd. 2A One of the most competitive classes top to bottom all day, several good groups participating. I think that Newton will be 1st, Monticello 2nd, and most likely Paris in 3rd 3A Another solid group of bands. I'm curious to see the gap between Mahomet-Seymour and East Peoria. I think the Marching Bulldogs will win by about 2 points. The battle for 3rd will be between Morris, Highland, and Normal University. GC: Mahomet-Seymour 4A This class is a crapshoot, I have no idea how this will turn out. I'll give a range of positions for each band. Triad (3rd-6th) Solid program,late 80s DCI-like show. (Thematically anyway) Grayslake North (2nd-5th) Don't know much apart from them being a good group of musicans Antioch (5th-7th) Don't know anything. Lakes Community (1st-6th) I have no idea on this group. Far end of the state (I'm in SW Illinois), very little knowledge but people seem to think quite highly of them. We'll see come Saturday Galesburg (1st-4th) Nice to see them rise back up Champaign Central (4th-7th) "Home" show for them, looking for good run after GC at Danville Washington (1st-3rd) Consistently one of the better bands amongst the very talented Peoria suburbs. 5A Expect the Metro-East bands to run placements in this class. Belleville East have a very good show (Jazzy Alice in Wonderland effectively) and should win the class fairly comfortably. Granite City are looking to defend their class championship with Somewhere over the Rainbow and their 2-wheeled GE generators. Collinsville bring their always solid hornline as well as an improved guard (MCCGA champions last winter), but I don't think they'll catch the Warriors. Stagg should get 4th, with the bottom field battles being interesting as well. 6A Either Waubonsie Valley or Minooka for 1st. Neuqua Valley probably 3rd.
  11. Saturday, September 29th Discussion

    Does anybody have McKendree recaps?
  12. Saturday, September 29th Discussion

    McKendree Placements 1A 1. Orchard Farm (All) 2A 1. Murphysboro (All) 2. Civic Memorial 3. Salem 4. Freeburg 3A 1. Highland (Music,GE,Visual,Guard) 2. Nashville (Percussion) 4A 1. Mehlville (All) 2. Seckman 5A 1. Triad (All) 2. Marion 6A 1. Edwardsville (All) 2. Collinsville
  13. Saturday, September 29th Discussion

    Predictions Wise: Murphysboro should win 2A fairly comfortably. Salem and Civic should be 2nd and 3rd. Highland will take 3A. 4A will be very competitive, but I will give the slight edge to Seckman. 5A should be fairly competitive as well, but I would favor Marion. 6A should be fairly tight. Collinsville are looking to maintain their 8 year class winning streak, but Edwardsville will be the favorite for GC. Top 5 Overall: 1. Edwardsville 2. Collinsville 3. Seckman 4. Murphysboro 5. Mehlville
  14. Saturday, September 29th Discussion

    McKendree Schedule: National Anthem 2:20 2:30 Orchard Farm, MO (A) 2:45 Salem (AA) 3:00 Murphysboro (AA) 3:15 Freeburg (AA) 3:30 Civic Memorial (AA) 3:45 Break 4:00 Nashville (AAA) 4:15 Highland (AAA) 4:30 Break 5:00 Mehlville, MO (AAAA) 5:15 Seckman, MO (AAAA) 5:30 Marion (AAAAA) 5:45 Triad (AAAAA) 6:00 Break 6:15 Collinsville (AAAAAA) 6:30 Edwardsville (AAAAAA) 6:45 Break 7:00 McKendree University (EXB) 7:15 Awards
  15. 2018 Metro East Marching Classic

    Part of that is my fault. I sent the scores in (sans recap) and didn't think to specify Triad as Small School GC. I thought I said that FZN and East tied and that FH didn't show. Maybe my wording was confusing?
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